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Descartes: A Biography
Language: en
Pages: 520
Authors: Desmond M. Clarke
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-16 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Although René Descartes' (1596-1650) is best remembered today for writing "I think, therefore, I am," his unique contribution to the history of ideas was his effort to construct a philosophy that would be sympathetic to the new sciences that emerged in the seventeenth century. In four major publications, he fashioned
Descartes: A Biography
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Desmond M. Clarke
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-03-06 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

René Descartes is best remembered today for writing 'I think, therefore I am', but his main contribution to the history of ideas was his effort to construct a philosophy that would be sympathetic to the new sciences that emerged in the seventeenth century. To a great extent he was the
Descartes: An Intellectual Biography
Language: en
Pages: 520
Authors: Stephen Gaukroger
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-03-30 - Publisher: Clarendon Press

René Descartes (1596-1650) is the father of modern philosophy, and one of the greatest of all thinkers. This is the first intellectual biography of Descartes in English; it offers a fundamental reassessment of all aspects of his life and work. Stephen Gaukroger, a leading authority on Descartes, traces his intellectual
René Descartes
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Jack Rochford Vrooman
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

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Descartes
Language: en
Pages: 263
Authors: Geneviève Rodis-Lewis
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

This major intellectual biography illuminates the personal and historical events of Descartes's life, from his birth and early years in France to his death in Sweden, his burial, and the fate of his remains. Concerned not only with historical events but also with the development of Descartes's personality, Rodis-Lewis speculates